The very redness of the place is enough to warm the poetic cockles of your heart and we felt totally welcomed. We had spent most of the day admiring and photographing the acres of street art (some of it simple graffiti, a lot of it unarguably true art) and the thickly collaged walls of Le Culture Rapide seemed like more of the same, but with sound. As when we visited in September last year, we met a lot of very friendly poets and writers and felt very much at home by the time we came to read.
Paris Lit Up do a lot of other things as well as running open mic nights in English. Here's a link to their site where you can read more about them (http://parislitup.com/open-mic-poetry).